A 28-YEAR-OLD Nelson man appeared before Blackburn magistrates, charged with fraud connected with an internet auction site.

Brian Taylor, of Lomeshaye Road, Nelson, faces 29 charges of obtaining money transfers by deception for goods offered for sale by auction that did not exist.

The total value of the charges, alleged to have been committed between March 1 and April 30 this year, is in the region of £8,000.

Taylor was committed on bail to Preston Crown Court where he will appear for a preliminary hearing on August 8.